Tuesday, June 23, 2009

color monday: the red sea sharks

Okay, so it's actually Tuesday. Details, details!

Today's Color Monday palette is inspired by the cover art of THE RED SEA SHARKS by Herge. The colors are bold, bright and near primary. The scene is of three men and one dog on a rickety raft in the ocean.

Color is emotional. Would we be scared for the subjects if the colors were soft and serene? Herge brings not just color to his scenes and characters, but emotional life.

Having a command of the emotional content of color is inherent in visual storytelling. I love Herge for his masterful integration of storytelling, design and color. THE RED SEA SHARKS is just one of the many books he created that inspire me.

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